Jon Jones warns Ngannou to ‘pray he knocks him out’ as heavyweight champ goads UFC rival in drawn-out slanging match — RT Sport News

The online war of words between Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou shows no sign of subsiding. The UFC light heavyweight legend strikes again after the current heavyweight ruler ridiculed him as a “decision-maker”.

Jones and Ngannou have been going back and forth for the past few days despite UFC chief Dana White having stated that a potential superfight between the two is as good as dead due to Jones’s financial demands.

That didn’t stop the former longtime 205-pound champion from voicing his chances against Ngannou, who was crowned UFC heavyweight king in March with an explosive knockout of Stipe Miocic in the second round at UFC 260.

On the rise to join the UFC heavyweight division, Jones has complained in Ngannou after the African powerhouse announced that he would “take care” of Jones before moving on to boxing and world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury .

After warning Ngannou that he was going to steam through the UFC heavyweight ranks “like dominoes”, Jones had even more words to say for the Cameroonian knockout artist in his most recent outbreak on Twitter.

“Pray that you will turn me off because if you don’t I’ll break you, and that’s a promise,” Jones wrote to a man who finished his last five octagon opponents in the first two rounds.

Pray you knock me out because if you don’t I will break you and that’s a promise @francis_ngannou

– BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021

Ngannou, 34, responded with contempt to the threat and replied, “Please don’t make me laugh. When is the last time you break out on someone? ”

“You are a decision fighter,” added Ngannou in a subsequent tweet. “And you’ve hardly won a fight lately. But you will break out of me. ”

You are a decision fighter @JonnyBones and have barely won a fight lately. But you will break out of me 😂

– Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) May 1, 2021

Jones, who has seen seven of his last eight octagon wins on the scorecards, ignored the remarks.

“A decision fighter? I’ve held the record for most light heavyweight submissions for many years, my friend,” returned Jones.

“You are what we call a one-trick pony … every champion I have ever met has hit hard. I can see right through you.”

A decision fighter? I have held the record for most light heavyweight submissions for many years with my friend. You are what we call a one trick pony @francis_ngannou. Every champion I’ve ever met has hit hard. I see through you

– BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021

“I’d rather be a decision fighter than a two-round fighter,” added Jones in another tweet.

“To be honest, I respect you and your story. I don’t feel the need to destroy you in a verbal battle against what I’ve done to everyone since 2011 …

“I’m just telling you now, if you want to start this internet conversation, keep it up. Most of the people who talk to me go quiet after a while. Everyone goes to the first to smash Jon Jones, a very popular topic, ”added the 33-year-old.

I would rather be a decisive fighter than a last two-round fighter 🤷🏾‍♂️

– BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021

Honestly @francis_ngannou I really respect you and your story. I really don’t feel the need to crush you in a verbal fight to do what I’ve done to everyone since 2011

– BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021

I’m just telling you @francis_ngannou now, if you want to start this internet conversation, stay tuned. Most of the people who talk shit to me go quiet after a while. “Everyone will be the first to crush Jon Jones, a very popular topic

– BONY (@JonnyBones) May 1, 2021

Jones has yet to take one legitimate loss in 28 professional MMA competitions and became famous as the youngest ever UFC champion when he won the light heavyweight title a decade ago, when he was just 23, by defeating Mauricio Rua.

Success in the octagon was followed by controversy outside the octagon – including battles with the law and doping authorities.

Jones last fought in February 2020 when he defended his title against Dominick Reyes, only to evict it in August amid a salary dispute with the UFC.



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After Ngannou was crowned heavyweight champion, Jones asked the promotion to show him the money to have a super fight between the two.

The conversations were interrupted before they even started. UFC chief White accused Jones of charging at least $ 30 million for the competition – something the fighter himself denied.

Instead, White has suggested that veteran heavyweight Derrick Lewis will be the first title defense for Ngannou, who proudly showed his belt on a tour of his homeland last week.

While fans may not see Ngannou and Jones meet in the octagon, meanwhile they are swinging violently online.



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